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Re: Operating systems are not religions (you fools)

From: John
Subject: Re: Operating systems are not religions (you fools)
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 15:54:07 GMT
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Therion Ware wrote:

>  On 24 Jun 2004 02:43:28 -0700 in alt.atheism, TuxTrax
> ( (TuxTrax)) said, directing the reply to
> alt.atheism
>> (Iain) wrote in message
>>> There is a clique of people who use Linux\Unix BECAUSE it is arcane,
>>> which involves a sort of extended Orwellian nationalism, which some
>>> people call "religious".
>>> When Windows XP crashes on me I always get told I should use Linux
>>> because it generally doesn't behave samely.
>>> I've nothing specific against Linux but ideally I'd use what would
>>> otherwise be Windows XP if it never crashed.
>>> ~Iain
>>You are a Mac man waiting to happen. Once you've had Mac, you never go
>>back :-)
> Depends what you want to do with your computer.
> IMO and generally speaking you should choose your OS according to the
> apps you want to use. I do a lot of video work, and use a G4 Cube if I
> want to do high quality QT, but for most other kind of video Win2000
> Pro does nicely *simply because* there are more, cheaper and better
> apps available that work under that OS. And then there's the matter of
> spare parts, service and expansion. Expanding a Mac - while it isn't
> the nightmare it used to be - is still more expensive than expanding a
> PC. And Linux is out of the question for video, because there the
> choice of well developed apps in that domain is practically
> non-existent. .. Maybe in the next 5 - 10 years.... But if I want a
> dedicated comms server, Linux isn't too shabby.

Have you ever tried this:

> [SNIP]

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